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CIVL7032 - Hydraulics & Hydrology

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Title:Hydraulics & Hydrology
Long Title:Hydraulics, Hydrology & Flood Control
Module Code:CIVL7032
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Civil Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DES WALSH
Module Author: LEONARD O DRISCOLL
Module Description: This module focuses on fundamentals of hydraulic analysis. Practical flood control and hydrological design within civil engineering projects are also studied.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Analyse the fluid dynamics of pressure and gravity systems
LO2 Apply the basic hydrological processes in urban and rural catchments
LO3 Design a stormwater collection system
LO4 Describe the fundamentals of flood control methodologies
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
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Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to fluid dynamics
Flow continuity equations and applications. Flow energy and the energy equation. Bernoulli's equation and application. Pipe friction losses. Momentum equation and forces on pipe bends.
Applied hydraulics
Gravity pipe system analysis and design. Wallingford procedure. River flow measurement and hydraulics. Manning equation, Chezy equation. Stormwater collection system design.
Flood control
Introduction to flood control methods. Flood risk analysis. Structural and non-structural methods of flood control. Flood planning guidelines.
Hydrology
Introduction to hydrology. Climate factors. Rainfall analysis and data interpretation. Catchment runoff calculation methods. SUDs design.Uncertainty in hydrological analyses.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Design of an urban stormwater collection system 2,3,4 30.0 Week 10
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,4 70.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of course content 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial Problem solving and project assistance 1.5 Every Week 1.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revision of course material & project work 2.5 Every Week 2.50
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.50
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of course material 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial Problem solving and project assistance 1.0 Every Second Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revsion of course material and project work 4.5 Every Week 4.50
Total Hours 7.50
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.50
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • L. Hamill, 2011, Understanding Hydraulics, Third Ed. [ISBN: 0230242758]
  • Mark J Hammer 2011, Water and wastewater technology, Seventh Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 978-0132719889]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Elizabeth M Shaw... [et al.] 2010, Hydrology in practice, Fourth Ed., Spon Press [ISBN: 0415370426]
  • Andrew Chadwick, John Morfett 1998, Hydraulics in civil and environmental engineering [ISBN: 0-419-22580-3]
  • Don D. Ratnayaka, Malcolm J. Brandt and Michael Johnson 2009, Twort's water supply, Sixth Ed Ed. [ISBN: 9780750668439]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CCIVL_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 4 Mandatory
CR_CENVI_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering 4 Mandatory
CR_EENEN_7 Certificate in Environmental and Energy Engineering 2 Elective
CR_CCIVL_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Civil Engineering 4 Mandatory

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